The right home improvement products, techniques, and services:
Contractors, home improvement stores, and specialty shops in your area may not yet have a complete familiarity with the ‘green’ opportunities, products, system integration, and overall savings potential. So, you may get some resistance, since people in general are typically more comfortable recommending something that they are already familiar with rather than something new. To help break the inertia, use the information across this website like our Return on Investment Master ROI Table. Also feel free to post a question in our forum on the message board about a particular need for your home relative to your area. Our team has spent multiple years aggregating research from public and private sector performance reports and from manufacturers and homeowners across the country in order to provide you with the perspective you may need to see the initial payback and long term advantages. Environmental enthusiasts and leading institutions like the American Institute of Architects and the National Association of Realtors, see the value and link into our resources to support their members.
The Green Home:
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Make sure to consider the latest Home Improvement products and services. If you are doing the work yourself or planning on working with a home improvement contractor use this checklist below as a guide to review and ask questions about the preferred products, details, and installation techniques related to:
- House Cleaning Tips: Bathroom and Kitchen Cleaning, Beverage Stain Removal, Food Stain Removal, Metal Cleaning, Wood Furniture Cleaning, Plastic Cleaning, Window Cleaning, Carpet Cleaning, Adhesive Removal, and House Cleaning Checklist.
- Poison Control and Hazard Protection: Household Poison Control, Hazards for Kids, Hazards for Pets, Latching and Gates, and Lead Paint.
- Natural Disasters and Protection: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Protection, Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Flood, Tornadoes, Wildfire, Shelters and Safe Rooms, Disaster Recovery Plan, and Disaster First Aid Kits.
- Home Organization: Closet Ideas, Closet Organization, Shelving Systems, Organizing and Controlling Clutter, Home Office Organization, Storage Solutions, and Garage Organization.
- Indoor Pest Control: Screen Doors and Windows, Rodent Control, Pest Control Safety, Termite Control and Inspection, Carpenter Bees and Wasps, Mosquitoes, Carpenter Ants, Bed Bugs and Fleas, Spiders and Insects, and Exterminators.
- Pet Care: Pet Hair Removal and Grooming, Pet Oder Removal, Dog Houses, Dog Beds, Dog Doors, Cats, Cat Doors, Declawing a Cat, Bird Cages, Fish Tanks, and Organic Pet Food.
- Family Health: Air Quality, Water Quality, Healthy homes for Babies and Children, and Healthy Homes for Adults and Seniors.
Tips on Clean, Safe, and Healthy Homes: Get curious, as questions and don’t expect that what your parents used in their home is the only and the best solution. Go boutique. Often small businesses run by families and entrepreneurs are the ones that innovate. Big brand corporate American then follows the lead. Support local providers and small businesses that innovate. Get Concentrated. A vast majority of home cleaning products are made of water, so why pay for the water to be shipped around the country, when you can now buy concentrated solutions and mix the water from your own tap. Save money and the plant…simply.
Three Must DOs:
- If you have not already done it, get a radon test.
- Buy at least one carbon monoxide detector with an alarm, and make sure that it is placed correctly.
- Check the fire alarms and make sure that they are in working condition.
Home Improvement Basics:
When it comes to home improvement basics, look for interior home improvements like creating a clean, safe, and healthy home through sustainable ‘green’ furniture, home décor, zero VOC and Interior Paint, plus ENERGY STAR Appliances and Electronics. For energy and utility savings you can focus on insulation and air sealing, windows, doors, lighting and skylights, water saving plumbing opportunities, and high efficiency heating and air conditioning systems. On the outside of your house, look for exterior home improvement opportunities through landscape design and gardening plus solar energy, wind and other power sources. If you are undertaking a major home renovation, an additions, or building a new home, then take the lead to ‘go green’ in as many ways as possible to save money and the environment.